Episode 162 – Stacked

A casual joke in last week’s episode has caused Chris to ponder the housing of the future. Will single family homes still be a thing? Does a dystopian landscape filled with skyscrapers await us? Or will we be living in the sleek science fiction cities of our childhood fantasies? Listen now and find out what we think the future may hold!

Vertigo Warning!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Sci-fi on Syfy!
iZombie
Mouse Guard: The Black Axe
Free RPG Day
Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward
Fairytale Games: The Battle Royale
Gods & Monsters
Artegon Marketplace Orlando
The Cloak & Blaster
Amazon Echo
Saygus V SQUARED
Galaxy 6 Edge

The NEWStravaganza -
David Tennant Joins Chew Adaptation
ReCore Trailer
Green Lantern Corps Movie
Marvel’s Spider-Man Named
Japanese Console Sales
Lexus Hoverboard
Dwayne Johnson to Star in Rampage Movie
STD Detecting Condoms
North Korean Wonder Drug Cures Everything
Anakin Skywalker Arrested

Show Notes -
Shipping Container Homes
Life is Better on a Houseboat
Florida is Sinking
aPodments
Impending Tidal Wave Disaster
Prefab Houses
Seattle Floating Homes

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Episode 161 – Cherry Picking E3

Barely interested in E3, in this episode the Ganzatrons instead discuss the finer points of shrubbery pruning.  Conversation immediately bypasses that riveting topic, however, and a concise, entertaining E3 episode emerges.

Ch..Ch..Cherry.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Tiny Epic Galaxies: The Universe in Your Pocket
Jarl: The Vikings Tile Laying Game
Killjoys
Wayward Pines
Sense 8 Trailer
Dark Matter
Street Passes in Seattle
Amazon Echo
Jurassic World

Show Notes -
Microsoft HoloLens
HoloLens in action
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Fallout 4 to bring mods to Xbox One
Kingdom Hearts 3
Shenmue 3 Kickstarter
Nintendo Muppets
Dragon Quest Heroes
No Man’s Sky
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Lego Dimensions
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Skylander-Amiibo Hybrids
No Man’s Sky
What is Nintendo NX?

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Episode 160 – Internet Porn

In this episode, the Ganza gang takes a closer look at technology we couldn’t live without – the internet! Has this handy, dandy tool lived up to its potential, or has it been completely usurped for advertising and invading our privacy?

They're trashing the planet!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
A Study in Silks
We Are All Completely Fine
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Gods and Monsters
Robots Are Awesome
Pure Choice Organics
Metro Con
Amazon Echo
Takenoko
Tokaido
Sound Hound Hound

The NEWStravaganza -
Christopher Lee
Dark Matter
Killjoys
Titansgrave: Ashes of Valkana
Expelled From Paradise
Syfy to Develop Hyperion
Hololens Campatible Minecraft
XBox One Backward Compatibility

Show Notes -
America Contemplates the Information Superhighway
Atari 2600’s Robot Tank
What Does Your Toilet Know About You?

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Episode 159 – The New Math

This week, the Nerdstravaganza gang tackles a topic near and dear to both Tom and Kam – higher education and its place in today’s workplace. Is college the new high school? The nerds just may have an answer!

New Math

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Florida State Parks
Farscape
Scott Sigler
Sunday Night Board Games
Origins Game Fair
Mission: SPACE
Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Demon Gaze
The Princess and the Frog
iRobot Braava 320

The NEWStravaganza -
LEGO Worlds
Epic Card Game
The Spockumentary
Splatoon Ammibos Stolen
Gamefly Streaming
Big Trouble in Little China Remake
Mega Man Animated Series
$200,000 Recycled Apple-1
Fallout 4 Trailer
China Cracks Down on Cosplay Cleavage
Batteriser
Sana Solo

Show Notes -
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Disney’s H1Bs
GI Bill
Leonardo da Vinci’s Resume
Corporate Social Responsibility
Auto Industry Bailout
Life Experience Degrees

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Episode 158 – Clubbed

Cons are all the rage these days, but what’s become of the sci-fi, fantasy, and other fan clubs that spawned them? Listen in as veteran club kid Chris leads a discussion to figure it out.

Graphics change, as do the times.

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Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Badger Sotar Airbrush
Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn
Triple Triad
Walt Disney World
Vibranium Comics
Gamer’s Edge
G33k Out
Agents of Smersh 2nd Edition Kickstarter
Joker PS4 Skin
Dragon’s Dogma
NEC PC-FX
Tomorrowland Movie

The NEWStravaganza -
Tanith Lee Passes
John Scalzi Publishing deal with Tor
“The Expanse” Series
Women prefer “dad bod” (and topknots, apparently)
DC Comics to run same-page ads again
Google Fiber sending “pirate” fines
Final Fantasy VI-2 on Steam
Point Break Reboot
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Reboot
Johnny Quest Live-action Movie
Stephen King’s “It” ft. Tim Curry
George Miller “bad end” Documentary about Justice League Film
LEGOLAND Hotel
Shocking! Adult Friend Finder is a Sausage Party!

Show Notes -
Tropicon
OASFiS
Kam’s Meetup Group
Our own Facebook “club”: Nerdstravaganza HQ
Battle Beyond the Stars

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Episode 157 – Valar Morcrapis

Since Game of Thrones seems determined to lose half their viewership, The Nerdstravanga gang decides to discuss what’s gone wrong. One’s never watched it to begin with, one’s stopped watching this season, and one’s still faithful. Can you guess who’s who before listening?

Close enough, right?

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Final Fantasy XIV – A Realm Reborn
Formula D
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Cthulhu Wars
Star Wars Weekends
Mad Max: Fury Road
Dragon’s Dogma

The NEWStravaganza -
The Last Starfighter Sequel
Konami States Mobile Games are the Future
Chicken Grown With Dinosaur Face
Disney Says No to Selfie Sticks
The Pirate Bay’s New Logo
Disney Considers Star Wars Channel
GE’s 3D Printed Jet Engine
LEGO Dimensions: Back to the Future
Best Games to Play with your SO

Show Notes -
George R.R. Martin
Game of Thrones
The Mary Sue Bails on GoT
Pitch Perfect 2
Ex Machina

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Episode 156 – Wii Universal

Celebrating the recent news that Nintendo is teaming up with Universal Theme Parks, the Nerdstravaganza gang share their thoughts about the kinds of rides and experiences that may come out of this new partnership.

NintendoLand!

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Disney Magic Bands
Sunday Night Gaming
PlayStation TV
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
Doctor Who on Disney XD
Hulu
HabitRPG
Star Wars Character Breakfast
Be Our Guest Restaurant

The NEWStravaganza -
Captain America: Civil War
Pizza Hut App Ends Hostage Situation
WoW Loses 3,000,000 Subscriptions
Hawking Warns Against AI Overlords
Metal Gear Solid Quiet Action Figure
Hacker’s Public Execution
Female Thor’s Identity Revealed
Arrow and Flash Recruit New Team
Supergirl Season 1 Trailer

Show Notes -
Nintendo Coming to Universale Studios
Islands of Adventure
Universal Studios Florida
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
No More Mutants

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Episode 155 – Doctor Who: Dark Journey

This week, the Nerdstravaganza gang are joined by the folks from AM Audio Media, responsible for the audio drama Doctor Who: Dark Journey. We talk to them about how far fan creations have come, what they have planned for their next season, and The Muppets!

Doctor Who: Dark Journey

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Free Comic Book Day
Avengers: Age of Ultron
The Cloak & Blaster
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Epcot
Tate’s Comics
Shop Goodwill Online
Star Wars: Fallen Audio Drama

The NEWStravaganza -
Indiana Jones Sequel
Boba Fett Standalone
Go Sun Stove
Red Dward XI & XII
Drone Targeted Advertising
Joss Whedon Quits Twitter

Show Notes -
AM Audio Media
- on SoundCloud
- on Facebook
- on Twitter
- on Stitcher

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Episode 154 – Wherefore Wearables

This week, The Nerdstravaganza gang discuss the future of wearable technology and where they hope it might take us. What will the wearables of tomorrow look like? How will they be powered? What will all that connectivity mean for our privacy? Listen in and find out what we think!

Resistance is futile.

Geekly Weekly Round Up –
Free Comic Book Day
Savage Rifts
The Border
The Age of Adaline
Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
Ex Machina
Game of Thrones

The NEWStravaganza -
Paid Skyrim Mods
Tool-Assisted Hunting in Chimps
Jared Leto’s Joker?
Edmund Schubert Withdraws from Hugos
Dragon Ball Super
New Gremlins and Goonies Films
DARPA’s Guided Bullet
Daniel Radcliffe to Star in GTA Movie

Show Notes -
Google Glass
Apple Watch
The Cicret Bracelet
AMPY – Wearable Energy
Tommy Hilfiger’s Solar Jacket
Her – Official Trailer
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords

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Episode 153 – Trailer Trash

It is a period of breathless anticipation.  With the Galaxy enraptured in the wake of the latest Star Wars trailer, a fierce band of rebel podcasters offer their opinions in an attempt to bring balance to The Force.

We're home, Chewie.

Show Notes -
Star Wars:  Episode VII Trailer
JJ Abrams
Star Trek (2009 Reboot)
Alias
Mission: Impossible 3
Armageddon
Super 8
Lost
Fringe
Cloverfield
Almost Human
Half Life
Cloverfield Sequel
Portal
Torch-passing Web Comic #1
Torch-passing Web Comic #2

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